On stage, the 24-year-old former One Direction singer revealed that when he first started writing and recording for the album, he came up with up-tempo songs like “Mirrors,” “The Tide,” and “On The Loose.” It wasn’t until writing “Flicker,” that gears shifted and he was able to write fan-favorites “Paper Houses and “Fire Away,” which have a noticeably different vibe to them.
“It was really a turning point in the making of the album. It was a poignant moment where [the album] kind of veered off into a different direction after I wrote “Flicker.” The recording of the song, as well, was a big moment…it’s one of those songs that I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of playing live. To me, it stands out.”
Were you over-the-moon excited to hear Niall’s first-ever solo album? You weren’t the only one! These fans totally flipped when they heard “Flicker” for the first time.